Basic information

Code: SCI3076

Extent: 20-25 cr

Language: English

Teacher in charge: Lasse Leskelä

Administrative contact: Johanna Bovellán

Target group: All master's students with sufficient prerequisite knowledge.

Application procedure: Open for all students of Aalto University

Quotas and restrictions: No quotas.

Prerequisites: Bachelor-level minor in Mathematics or equivalent knowledge. Please check the course prerequisites before signing up.

Content and structure of the minor

This minor is designed for students willing to develop their general mathematical thinking and problem solving skills, and interested in learning mathematical and statistical methods that can be applied in science, technology, arts, and business. The student selects 20-25 credits of MS-E**** courses. Other courses can also be included with the consent of the professor in charge. A nonexhaustive list of suitable courses is given below.

General mathematics   





MS-E1000Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors: Mathematics meets Art and Architecture5-15III-IV
Algebra and discrete mathematics   
MS-E1050Graph theory5

I (2018-2019)
II (2019-2020)


Number Theory5II (2018-2019)
I (2019-2020)
MS-E1111Galois Theory5IV
MS-E1200 Lie groups and Lie algebras II 
MS-E1687 Advanced topics in cryptography III-IV 
MS-E1280Measure and Integral5II
MS-E1281Real Analysis5IV
MS-E1461Hilbert spaces5I
MS-E1462Banach spaces5II
MS-E1531Differential Geometry5III

Computational mathematics 

MS-E1142 Computational algebraic geometry 
MS-E1651 Numerical Matrix Computations II 
MS-E1652Computational Methods for Differential Equations 5
MS-E1653Finite Element Method III-IV 
MS-E1654Computational Inverse ProblemsIV 
MS-E1742 Computational Mechanics 1 I
MS-E1743 Computational Mechanics 2II


MS-E2121 Linear optimization I-II 
MS-E2122 Nonlinear optimization I-II 
MS-E2123 Integer optimization III-IV 

Statistics and probability 

MS-E1600Probability Theory5III
MS-E1602Large Random Systems5IV
MS-E1603Random graphs and network statistics5I
MS-E2112Multivariate Statistical Analysis5III-IV
MS-E2115 Experimental and statistical methods in biological sciences I-II